Today, Google announced the launch of Google+, touted by some as Google’s answer to Face­book.  Below are helpful links and demos to help you under­stand Google+.

What is Google+?

  • Google+ is a project aiming to make sharing on the web more like sharing in the real world.
  • The Google+ project is launch­ing in Field Trial today in 44 languages. Field Trial includes a limited number of people who will receive an invite to sign up and join the project. Shortly there­after, these early Google+ users will then be permit­ted to invite others, and usage will grow.
  • The +1 button was the first product we released as part of the Google+ project. The +1 button helps provide recom­men­da­tions to friends and contacts on Google search. Now, in addi­tion to +1’ing pages across the web, people can also use +1 to show their support for posts in Google+.
  • There are currently no adver­tis­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties with Google+ – Stay tuned for more info on ways busi­nesses can engage users with Google+!

Where can I find more info?